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. >>> joining us now is steven engler. i want to bring up first the sterling, because we've seena just a little bit of movement in that trade today after what's been fairly stable trade for the currency of late, this on the back of some of the uk services number showing some weakening out there among corporations. do you think this was a reason to sell today? >> well, i think sterling is a very troubled currency. i mean, you have to understand that it's been trading very close wli the euro in between the euro and the dollar. it's a very weak economy after years of low interest rates, after quantitative easing, an exchange range that's depreciated a lot over the last three or four years relative to everyone else. and the fact that the economy is so weak right now, i think is a very negative signal for the market. and for investors with respect to sterling. it will do well against the dollar if the euro goes up, but on its own i think it's going to underperform. >> i want to take a look at the euro. about a tenth of a percent. it doesn't seem to be struggling too much. the services number was bet
yesterday. he also paid tribute to christopher stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya who was killed during recent protest. in his last major foreign policy address before the upcoming election, obama also reiterated his desire to find a diplomatic solution with iran, but warned that time was running out. usef joins us from iran now. as we can expect to hear from ahmadinejad later today, what might he -- are we going hear any change in rhetoric from the past? how much will the world's attention be focused on this moment? >> well, kelly, you're right. president mahmood ahmadinejad's speech is expected for later today. it comes actually quite at an interesting time because it would be the hollywoodiest dies jewish calendar. of course, obama's speech comes at a time when the united states is facing a very difficult situation in the middle east. we saw the ongoing protests, and of course, anti-u.s. sentiment is at relatively high in terms of its historical sort of context. but again, peace is hard is what obama made very clear in his speech. a warning shot to the remaining dictators in the regi
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